Use the power of your relationship to be influential and not controlling.
Bruce Perry says that the heart of humanity lies in our relationships. Everything we learn, we learn from relationship. We are neurobiologically designed to be in community and relationship. We are designed to respond, to reach out, and to seek other relationships. Without relationships we are physiologically at risk. If we are not in relationship we die. God’s model is that He loves us first so we can become loving. Then as parents we must love our children so they can become loveable and obedient. It is imperative that we focus on our vertical relationship with God so we can then have a similar horizontal relationship with our children.
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